Posted on: August 10, 2023 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Hakeem Jeffries just led a delegation of two dozen congressional Democrats to Israel, with a token stop in Ramallah just to tick the box that they’d been there. But Jeffries and his fellow travelers had plenty to say about Israel and their host, Benjamin Netanyahu.

At a time when Israel is defiantly annexing the West Bank, massively increasing its already huge violence against Palestinians, dismantling even the democracy it reserves for Jews alone, and leaning heavily into its most authoritarian tendencies, mainstream Democrats, led by the Minority Leader of the House, are falling all over themselves to express their love and devotion to that state and to its prime minister.

I examine what this all means in my latest piece at Mondoweiss.